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Law and Democracy in East Asia (Not Offered in AY2021-2022)
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021

5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This module explores diverse development patterns of the rule of law and democracy in East Asia, particularly South Korea, Taiwan and China. Theories of democracy commonly hold that the acceptance of rule of law in non-democratic countries would lead to democratization, especially along with increasing economic prosperity.This linear thesis, however, have met challenges recently in light of recent developments in China, HK, and other parts of the world. As such, this module scrutinizes this linear thesis by examining the trajectories of legal development in East Asia and the determinants, such as international factors, civil law traditions, legal professionals, foreign law influence, colonial legacies and post-colonial nationalism.

Course Convenor: A/P Chen Weitseng


Module Codes: LL4437V / LL5437V / LL6437V / LLJ5437V

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Preclusions: LL4437/LL5437/LL6437 Law and Democracy in East Asia

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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